The 1975 Take On 2014

By DENNY DIRECTO

January 08, 2014

Following a sold-out tour last fall, The 1975 are gearing up for an even bigger 2014 when they return stateside this spring to play 27 dates beginning at iconic San Francisco venue, The Fillmore in San Francisco.

I recently caught up with front man Matty Healy at the Fonda Theatre in LA to talk about his band and the success of their self-titled debut album which topped the UK album charts.

"It's very humbling and strange," he says of the positive response for the album in the States. "Something so familiar, like your material, being embraced somewhere so unfamiliar, like somewhere you've never been [is] strange, exciting though."

Of the album, Matty explains it tells the stories of modern youth and is a soundtrack to the band's own formative years.

"The reason it's a story of our adolescence is because that's what I was doing. I was depicitng what had happen and it's been a genuine extension of our identity," Matty says of the record.

The end result is a collection of songs that defy genre that Matty himself finds difficult to describe. The album drifts between elements of alternative rock, electronica, dancefloor R&B, and 80s gloss pop.

Watch the video above to heart Matt's laundry list of musical influences. For tickets to their US headline tour click here.

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